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American Designer Kate Spade, famous for her label of the same name, was found dead earlier this morning from what looks to be an apparent suicide.

She founded her line in 1993 alongside her husband, Andy Spade. Andy, the brother of actor David Spade, and Kate would go on to expand the brand from colorful handbags to a full line clothing company, complete with apparel, various accessories and fragrance. In 2006, Kate Spade would sell her stake in the billion-dollar company. She was recently slated to release a new collection, titled Francis Valentine.

The New York Times reported that a housekeeper found Spade hanging from a red scarf tied to her door.

Spade is survived by her husband and 13-year old daughter. Kate Spade was 55 years old.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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